ROBOTS, of course! Because automation is totally not something that men do. Move over, Donald Trump, my comic relief now comes from Astroturf Ocasio-Cortes.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We should be excited about automation”
In a talk at SXSW, the New York Congresswoman notes that automation is a net positive when the government offers a social safety net.
By Katherine Schwab, 9 March 2019
Robots have put half a million people out of work in the United States, and researchers estimate that bots could take 800 million jobs by 2030. But New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that widespread automation is an exciting proposition–as long as some kind of government safety net is in place to equitably help the people who are displaced.
Thus proving that the female priority is gathering resources, not giving a damn about the men who produce resources.
At the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, today, Ocasio-Cortez attributed widespread fear of robots taking jobs to the failure of underlying systems that should mitigate income inequality and economic precariousness. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she says. “We should not feel nervous about the tollbooth collector not having to collect tolls. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited about it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die.”
It’s great motivation. Wimminz don’t realize, men don’t clock in the long hours and hard work strictly because it’s fun. We too would rather put our feet up and waste time blogging on the Net, albeit with fewer selfies. Thinking about the coming winter is rewarding in the long run. Thinking about the small-chested commissar waiting to execute us behind the wood shed after it’s full, not so much.
Of course, our welfare hammocks are full to bursting of never-been-fatter residents. The only people being left to die these days are *checks suicide rates* middle-aged white men. The most profitable and apparently, least desirable demographic.
So how do you ensure that automation doesn’t decimate the working class? Ocasio-Cortez cited Bill Gates’s idea that you could tax robots at 90%. (Of course, she says, this really means “taxing corporations at 90%, but it’s easier to say, ‘tax a robot!’”) Another proposal suggests that those who are displaced would receive a universal basic income, an idea that a 2018 Gallup poll found was supported by 68% of Democrats and 28% of Republicans.
OF COURSE! GENIUS! Give the jobs of men to robots and tax the the robots instead! That will free men for lots more leisure time than we’re currently getting. We should automate everything and live in a paradise of endlessly puttering with 3d printers in our garages like our Chevy pickups from the good old days of stainless steel land yachts.
Sigh, who am I kidding? Astroturf is just another HUA UBI POS chanting “then we’ll tax that, too! Then we’ll tax that, too!” Wimmin want men gone and think that our replacements can be taxed as easily as us. Never mind that we’re the only sex capable of building, maintaining and operating robots. Barbie wants her money and if she can’t squeeze it out of a man, she’ll squeeze it out of an automated turnip.
“Whether its a tax rate, whether it’s distributing wealth that’s created by automation–if we approach solutions to our systems and start entertaining ideas like that, then we should be excited about automation because of what it could potentially mean,” she says.
She painted a picture of what automation should do for society if government systems ensured that the wealth it creates lifted everyone up instead of just a select few: It would enable people to spend more time on education, creating art, and scientific research and invention–“more time enjoying the world we live in,” Ocasio-Cortez said to cheering crowds. “Not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”
People = wimmin
Select few = the men who get shit done
Education = female empowerment
Creating art = selfies + gossip
Scientific research = invading male spaces
Creativity bonded by wage = tangible results
Let’s try that paragraph again.
She painted a picture of what automation should do for society if government systems ensured that the wealth it creates lifted everyone up instead of just the men who get shit done: It would enable wimmin to spend more time on female empowerment, selfies, gossip, and invading male spaces–“more time enjoying the world we live in,” Ocasio-Cortez said to cheering crowds. “Not all creativity needs to be bonded by tangible results.”
It’s the classic techno-futurist dream, one that Gates has also championed. But we don’t live in that world right now. “We should be working the least amount we’ve ever worked, if we were actually paid based on how much wealth we were producing, but we’re not,” she said. “We’re paid by how little we’re desperate enough to accept. And then the rest is skimmed off and given to a billionaire.”
Who won’t pay a cent for your bucktoothed, arrogant twat. REEE! How dare those resources be gathered by a man that Astroturf must please before she’s allowed to tap them! First the workingmen kept the money we earned, now the factory owner keeps the money his robots earn! What about the wimmin, er, the children?
Communism always fails. The Communists always say that’s because they didn’t try hard enough. This time, they’re going to try hard enough by taxing robots until they’re as unprofitable to employ as a welfare rat on maternity leave. Ninety percent tax bracket!
Memo to Karl Marx, the worker is worth his wages. That means the unsexy men who do your work or alternatively, the robots built, maintained and operated by unsexy men who do your work. It doesn’t matter how you tax the productive, only that you’re punishing the productive on behalf of… those who believe in you.
That is why men are checking out and we might as well take our robots with us, hilarious as it is to watch government assess child support against a programmable ladder-logic controller.